Highest-paying jobs in Staunton

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April 20, 2022
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Highest-paying jobs in Staunton

Stacker collected information on the highest-paying jobs in Staunton-Waynesboro, VA, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by average annual salary with information up to date as of May 2021.

In Staunton, the annual mean wage is $47,570 or 18.3% lower than national mean of $58,260, while the highest-paying occupation makes $233,170. Read on to see which jobs make the list.

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#50. Public relations specialists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,160
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,250
- Employment: 242,710
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,920)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($102,720)
--- Midland, MI ($90,820)
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#49. Logisticians

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,720
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,230
- Employment: 189,320
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- California-Lexington Park, MD ($115,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($111,740)
--- Kokomo, IN ($101,310)
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#48. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $65,650
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#47. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $66,060
- #180 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)
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#46. Loan officers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $66,760
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,570
- Employment: 340,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($111,830)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($106,290)
--- Wilmington, NC ($104,930)

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#45. Electrical engineers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $67,150
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $107,890
- Employment: 186,020
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($148,870)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($133,640)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,680)
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#44. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $67,850
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
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#43. Occupational health and safety specialists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $69,530
- #245 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,740
- Employment: 106,340
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($111,950)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($108,240)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($108,020)
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#42. Registered nurses

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $70,930
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,750
- Employment: 3,047,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($155,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($151,640)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($146,360)
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#41. Accountants and auditors

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $71,170
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,980
- Employment: 1,318,550
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,830)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,540)

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#40. Social and community service managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $71,750
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,790
- Employment: 156,400
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($100,530)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,240)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($98,200)
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#39. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#38. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $72,510
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)
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#37. Food service managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $72,750
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#36. Dental hygienists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $73,530
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,360
- Employment: 207,190
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($125,750)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($122,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($119,320)

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#35. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $78,610
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
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#34. Network and computer systems administrators

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $80,100
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,250
- Employment: 316,760
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($135,440)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,370)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($110,930)
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#33. Civil engineers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $80,120
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,490
- Employment: 304,310
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($119,720)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,550)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($115,120)
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#32. Project management specialists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $82,150
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,420
- Employment: 743,860
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($133,950)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($130,250)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($125,330)
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#31. Computer systems analysts

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $83,780
- #254 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,210
- Employment: 505,150
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($131,650)
--- Huntsville, AL ($118,690)

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#30. Occupational therapists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $85,750
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,470
- Employment: 127,830
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,210)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($113,190)
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#29. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $86,470
- #113 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#28. Industrial engineers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $87,180
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $95,200
- Employment: 293,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($142,770)
--- Midland, TX ($129,440)
--- Billings, MT ($126,170)
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#27. Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $88,160
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,650
- Employment: 274,710
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($144,880)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($143,450)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($142,330)
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#26. Physical therapists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $88,300
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,920
- Employment: 225,350
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($123,190)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($118,370)
--- Midland, TX ($116,880)

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#25. Mechanical engineers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $88,470
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,000
- Employment: 278,240
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($137,540)
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($128,790)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($127,030)
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#24. Financial and investment analysts

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $89,030
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $103,020
- Employment: 291,880
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($135,620)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($133,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,820)
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#23. Computer network architects

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $90,470
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,650
- Employment: 168,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($177,600)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($152,900)
--- Rapid City, SD ($145,810)
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#22. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $91,790
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
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#21. Construction managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $93,730
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,210
- Employment: 284,750
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($160,710)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($149,050)
--- Napa, CA ($145,430)

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#20. Software developers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $95,060
- #239 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $120,990
- Employment: 1,364,180
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,420)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($158,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($148,220)
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#19. Management analysts

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $99,470
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $100,530
- Employment: 768,450
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dothan, AL ($135,020)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($127,320)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($125,250)
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#18. Clinical and counseling psychologists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $100,260
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,640
- Employment: 58,100
- Entry level education requirements: nan
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($136,630)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($134,200)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($133,060)
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#17. Nurse practitioners

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $100,600
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $118,040
- Employment: 234,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($197,870)
--- Napa, CA ($184,700)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($180,380)
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#16. General and operations managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $102,500
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,250
- Employment: 2,984,920
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($165,340)
--- Trenton, NJ ($165,030)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($159,210)

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#15. Personal financial advisors

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $109,490
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,960
- Employment: 263,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Barnstable Town, MA ($172,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($161,010)
--- East Stroudsburg, PA ($158,790)
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#14. Medical and health services managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $112,580
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,840
- Employment: 436,770
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,110)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($157,340)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($156,370)
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#13. Veterinarians

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $112,850
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $109,920
- Employment: 77,260
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($144,440)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,670)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($140,390)
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#12. Architectural and engineering managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $113,160
- #293 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $158,970
- Employment: 187,100
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($206,050)
--- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL ($198,430)
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#11. Industrial production managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $113,950
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $117,780
- Employment: 192,270
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($155,640)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($153,860)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($153,470)

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#10. Lawyers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $120,450
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $148,030
- Employment: 681,010
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($231,200)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($191,460)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($186,610)
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#9. Physician assistants

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $120,570
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $119,460
- Employment: 132,940
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($167,240)
--- Panama City, FL ($165,000)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($164,150)
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#8. Human resources managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $121,280
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $136,590
- Employment: 166,530
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($190,020)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($186,930)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($175,410)
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#7. Computer and information systems managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $126,680
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $162,930
- Employment: 485,190
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($228,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($211,470)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($202,800)
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#6. Sales managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $127,900
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $142,390
- Employment: 453,800
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($198,960)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($196,910)
--- Boulder, CO ($182,820)

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#5. Pharmacists

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $128,640
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,690
- Employment: 312,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($168,640)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($163,840)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($158,420)
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#4. Financial managers

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $139,860
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $153,460
- Employment: 681,070
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($209,100)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($201,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($188,900)
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#3. Dentists, general

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $142,780
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $167,160
- Employment: 108,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Manchester, NH ($276,510)
--- Salinas, CA ($234,410)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($229,800)
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#2. Family medicine physicians

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $228,340
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $235,930
- Employment: 102,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Coeur d'Alene, ID ($336,820)
--- Fond du Lac, WI ($336,140)
--- Gainesville, GA ($330,930)
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Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
- Annual mean salary: $233,170
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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- Annual mean salary: $213,020
- Employment: 200,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($313,440)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($298,960)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($296,480)

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